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with the latest on that missing malaysia airline flight. the airline said today it started talking with victims' families about compensation. the news comes as the first funerals are being held for passengers who were aboard flight 370. >>> in afghanistan, tragedy struck a small village when heavy rains caused a deadly landslide. hundreds of rescuers and volunteers are digging out of the massive slide which ripped through a remote area in the northeast province. afghan officials are saying they've given up hope of finding any survivors putting the death toll at more than 2,000 people. >>> a verdict has finally been reached in the patent war between apple and samsung. a federal jury ruled both companies are guilty of patent infringe. . samsung is guilty of copying iphone features. the company has to pay apple $120 million. and apple was found guilty of infringing on one of their patents. they own samsung $160 thou. >>> some people are optimistic this morning. employers added 288,000 jobs in april bringing the unemployment rate to 6.3% from 6.7%. payrolls grew across the board in the business and
have some new developments on the disappearance of malaysia flight 370. a preliminary report has now been made public and it's raising some questions about why it took officials so long to realize there was a problem with the flight. nbc's tom costello has covered this investigation from the very beginning. tom, good morning. >> hi, savannah. this is the report, it's only five pages long. it provides the timeline showing big delays, about how long it took to actually order a search. and for the first time we're hearing the voices from the cockpit crew. just released, the audio recordings of the flight 370 cockpit crew talking to malaysian controllers. >> 370, contact lumpur radar. >> reporter: nothing sounds amiss. even the last call between controllers and the voice believed to be that of the capta capta captain at 1:19 a.m., routine. >> malaysian 370. >> malaysian 370, contact ho chi minh. >> reporter: but something did suddenly go wrong. the plane went off radar. but it wasn't for another 17 minutes that vietnamese controllers reported the plane had not checked in. and another fou
and continue to talk about the storm threat. >>> meantime, we have new developments in the search for malaysia air flight 370. officials are announcing a new phase in the operation as they decide to end the aerial search for the debray. debris. nbc's katy tur is in perth, australia, again. katy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. certainly not the news update they wanted to have out of here today, announcing that they are suspending the aerial search and entering yet another new phase of the underwater search. meanwhile, bluefin-21 is still doing its dives. it's on number 16 right now. but things are not looking good. on day 52 without a single piece of wreckage, australian officials were forced to admit their "most promising lead" may not deliver. >> we're still baffled and disappointed that we haven't been able to find undersea wreckage. >> reporter: overnight, australian officials outlined a new phase that includes hiring private contractors with side broader area. the time span, six to eight months. the cost, $60 million. as for families, still questions without answers.
's alleged comments. at a news conference in malaysia just hours ago, chuck todd asked the president for comment. >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. you just let them talk, and that's what happened here. >> david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> the president went on to say that this just shows, again, how the u.s. continues to struggle with this legacy of race and slavery and segregation, and it is something, as we know, that continues to come up, and the president is asked about it, especially because of all this talk about after his election that we would be moving into a post-racial america. how did these comments affect the president when he is asked to weigh in on them, and in your experience in washington? >> well, there's a certain moral leadership that comes with being the first african-american president and to talk about issues of race that still persist in this country. racism persists. when you have these flash points, the president initially reluctant ha
trip. is he in malaysia. kristen welker is at the the white house for us. good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning, as the president is in malaysia, the third stop on his trip, by the way, the white house released this statement. condemning russia's actions and stating that the g-7 leaders agreed on imposing more sanctions. given the urgency of securing the opportunity for a successful and peaceful democratic vote next month in ukraine's presidential electrics we have committed to act urgently to intensify targeted sanctions and measu measures. all this comes after president obama held a conference call with the g-7 leaders yesterday while he was in south korea. and while the white house wants to impose sanctions on russia's economic sector, european allies not willing to go as far. they say punishing russia's economy would also hurt their business interests. the president will meet with the prime minister and college students and likely discuss the tragedy of the missing airplane. lester? >> kristen, thank you. >>> millions of people are flocking to the vatican this weekend
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